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At the P and J table

 

Peace and Justice Caucus Programs
2008 AFT Convention

The AFT Peace and Justice Caucus organized several events for the July 11-14, 2008 convention in Chicago and staffed a caucus table in the exhibition hall. 

Programs


Ali Abunimah

Panel Discussion: Building an International Educators’ Movement, Friday, 8-9:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Room – Regency B
SPEAKERS: Ali Abunimah,- Journalist, co-founder of website Electronic Intifada & author of  One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict;  George Mujica - Chicago Immigrant Rights Leader, Michael Zweig - UUP, Local 2190 & U.S. Labor against the War; Renate Bridenthal - PSC-CUNY, Local 2334, International Committee Chair; Rosemary Lee, - UTLA, Local 1021 & Tri-National Coalition in Defense of Public Education: MODERATOR: Andy Griggs, UTLA, Local 1021


Roundtable participants (left to right):
Washington, Rodriquez, Feliciano, Schmidt,
Hamilton, Brandman, Conn


Julie Washington

Roundtable: Fighting Back in the Schools, Saturday, 12:30-2 pm, Navy Pier, Rooms 305/306
PARTICIPANTS:  Steve Conn - Detroit, Rafael Feliciano - President, Federation of Puerto Rican Teachers), Jim Hamilton - Missouri, Pablo Rodriguez - San Francisco, George Schmidt  - Chicago, editor of SubStance), Julie Washington - Los Angeles,
Gloria Brandman, NYC,  MODERATOR: Lisa North, NYC

Click here for a video of the session by Labor Beat


George Schmidt

Meet Chicago-Area Activists, Saturday, 7:30-9:3 pm, Hyatt Regency, Room – Regency B
The P&J Caucus invites delegates to meet and mingle informally with Chicago education journalist George Schmidt and local anti-war Iraq vets, teachers and other activists working on militarism in the schools and immigrant rights. 


A question from the audience on
the corporate roots of the NCLB. 
Speakers Feliciano & Ohanian on right.

The Corporate Roots of NCLB, Sunday, 7:30-9 pm, Hyatt Regency, Room – Regency B   
Rafael Feliciano-
President of the Federation of Puerto Rican Teachers, Susan Ohanian - New York teacher, author of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? and When Childhood Collides with NCLB.